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Roger Astor Anderson

November 2, 1930 — December 29, 2023


Roger Astor Anderson peacefully passed away into heaven on  December 29, 2023 in Hemet, California. When physically able,  he attended Calvary Chapel Bible Fellowship Church in  Temecula, CA.  

He was born on November 2, 1930 in Knoxville, Tennessee to his  parents, Thomas and Rella Anderson. 

 As a studious person, his brother Thales mentioned there was  always a book in front of him. He went to Central High school  where he was good in Mathematics and Science and after school  worked at the local grocery store. He was a ‘Bobcat’ in high  school, but turned into a ‘Volunteer’ when he was accepted to the  University of Tennessee . There he excelled in the “solid” subjects  and tutored the football players as well and worked for the local  electric company doing surveys. In 1952 he earned his  Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and after graduation  received over 25 work proposals. He married Betty Sue Neubert  and accepted a job offer from North American Aviation in  Southern California and was off to the west coast. Fresh out of  school at age 22 his first assignment was to design and help  install the back seat on a F-100 “D”series fighter jet. His talents  moved him quickly to advanced designs, and ultimately into the  space race. Roger worked as an engineer for the aerospace  industry for 40 years, culminating as the chief authority for the  main engines of the space shuttle.  

In his spare time, Roger enjoyed salmon fishing, boating, football  games, and growing roses. Roger was a quiet yet thoughtful  thinker…didn’t waste words - a trait that many engineers share.  

Roger is preceded in passing by his parents, Thomas and Rella Anderson, his wife, Betty Sue (Neubert) Anderson, sister June  (Anderson) Bennett, and brothers Rolland Anderson and Thales Anderson. Along with many nephews and nieces, Roger is  survived by his children: Son David Richard Anderson and spouse Bonnie Anderson, their children, Wendy (Anderson) Smith and  spouse Mike Smith and Cheryl (Anderson) Cummings and  spouse Ben Cummings and their respective children Lilly Smith, Evan Smith and Dean Smith, Makayla Cummings and Caleb Cummings; Son Philip Michael Anderson; Daughter Patricia Lynn (Anderson) Hubby and spouse Lindsy Hubby and their children, Erica (Hubby) Dominguez  and spouse Alexander Dominguez, Jacob Hubby, Sr. and  spouse Katrina Hubby, Nikki (Hubby) Brown, and their respective children, Santiago Dominguez, Kiley Hubby, Jake Hubby,Jr., Samantha Hubby, Caden Brown, Memphis Brown, Titus Brown and Tatum Brown. 

A service will be held at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City,  Knoxville, Tennessee on January 19, 2024 at 10:30 A.M. with  procession and interment immediately following at Asbury  Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee. 

In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting a donation be made to  the American Heart Association or one’s favorite charity in  memory of Roger Anderson. 

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